Event Day Details
Registration will be located at One Canal Plaza. At registration, rappellers will:
- Sign in
- Receive a name tag (put on shoulder)
- Receive their Rappel For Ripple T-Shirt
- Complete both the Rippleffect Waiver & the Over The Edge Waiver (OTE Waiver turned in at Staging)
- Rappellers will store personal items (jackets/bags/etc.). You will be asked to leave ALL extraneous items in personal storage.
- OTE technicians will not allow loose items to be brought with you (i.e. phones, cameras, etc…) as they are a drop hazard. There will be a volunteer attendant to assist and monitor personal items.
will be taken to staging. Rappellers will be led by their Building
Escort to staging where they will put on their rappelling equipment with
assistance from the OTE Tech and Ropes Volunteer.
Ground School, Rappellers will learn about the safety system they will
be clipped into for the rappel. They will learn how the devices work and
practice using them.
the OTE Tech has called you over, they, along with our Rippleffect
Ropes volunteers will take care of all the safety measures to ensure an
amazing rappel. Each rappel will vary in how long it will take, but it
will take somewhere between 10 and 15 minutes to reach the sidewalk
After The Rappel:
will be greeted by friends and family who have been cheering them on!
While this is a great opportunity for photographs, event volunteers at
the bottom will encourage rappellers to move quickly out of the
“Exclusion Zone” in order to take photographs and accept
*It is important for each person who has just rappelled to take photographs/say hello to supporters quickly and return to the Staging area to return the equipment.
Upon returning the rappelling gear to staging, each person can pick up their personal items.
do not wear jewelry that is loose (i.e. necklaces, long earrings, etc…)
Pants: We recommend that you wear comfortable long pants (i.e.
jeans/track pants) Shirt: It is May in Maine, be prepared for cooler
temperatures. We will give you your Rappel For Rippleffect t-shirt at
registration so you can wear it if you like! Footwear: Rubber soled
is a rain or shine event and only under severe weather conditions will
Rappel For Rippleffect be postponed (Sunday May 20th is the postpone
date). Rain does NOT impact the safety of the rappel. Over The Edge
makes the ultimate decision on postponing the event.
it is a rain or shine event, we recommend you bring a change of clothes
(or have someone in the crowd hold a bag of extra clothes for you).
will have a volunteer taking photos of each person as they rappel over
the edge. We will upload these photos and provide you with a link (no
you plan to bring your own GoPro, you must: Notify Leland DeWalt at firstname.lastname@example.org Be prepared to adhere to the GoPro mounting
requirements. Be prepared to arrive at least 15 minutes earlier than
your stated registration time so we can assist in the mounting of your
helmet at staging Rappeller.